‘A form of control’: Why people panic buy and how to potentially stop it
News Source: Vancouver is Awesome
November 19, 2021
“What these events are showing is making visible the cracks in the food system that have been there for some time.” – Dr. Hannah Wittman
Dr. Hannah Wittman, CSFS Associate and IRES Professor, was quoted in an article about panic buying and food hoarding in light of the recent floods. She mentioned that there are four pillars to food security: availability, accessibility, the healthiness of food and sustainability of production.
According to Dr. Wittman, the Fraser Valley was already at risk as a food source: recent events have brought this issue to light, with damage to farms and distribution systems. However, she stressed that the underlying issue is not with the roads — rather, it’s paramount for the lands to be repaired.